11/11/2013 05:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michigan State Trooper Falls Over Highway Overpass Chasing Suspect (VIDEO)

When the target of police pursuit refused to give up earlier this month in Michigan, the chase went over the edge.

A dash-cam video released from a Saginaw Township police car shows the terrifying end to a car and foot chase on Nov. 1. It began after a driver refused to pull over when a Michigan state trooper tried to stop him in Saginaw County, according to MLive.

Police maneuvered to stop the driver on an overpass, but he still attempted to flee on foot. In the video, you can see him at the guardrail, with the trooper following him over the edge within seconds. According to MLive, they fell 25 to 35 feet. Both survived.

"You don't know what's going to happen, it happens so quick," Saginaw Township Police Chief Don Pussehl commented on the trooper's actions to WJRT-TV. "Not a lot of time to think it through, just more reactionary in nature."

Both the suspect and trooper were injured going over the guardrail but are recovering. The suspect is a 41-year-old man on tether for alcohol-related charges, and is in jail for violating probation.



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